Casting News: Wer, Identity, Pretty, Shot

“The Devil Inside” star Simon Quarterman is re-teaming with that film’s director William Brent Bell on the horror tale “Wer”. A.J. Cook also stars.

The story focuses on werewolves and will again make use of a “found footage” style. Bell and Matthew Peterman penned the script and shooting begins in Romania this April. [Source: Deadline]

Identity Thief
Amanda Peet has joined the cast of Seth Gordon’s comedy “Identity Thief” at Universal Pictures.

Jason Bateman plays the victim of an identity theft by Melissa McCarthy’s character. Shooting kicks off next month. [Source: Variety]

The Pretty One
Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson are set to star in Jenee LaMarque’s offbeat comedy “The Pretty One” which begins shooting June 1st in Los Angeles.

The story follows an awkward but loveable young woman who is mistaken for her dead “perfect” identical twin, and seizes the chance to masquerade as her sister. [Source: Deadline]

A Single Shot
Ophelia Lovibond, and Melissa Leo have joined David M. Rosenthal’s film thriller adaptation of the Matthew F. Jones novel “A Single Shot” at Unified Pictures, Bron Studios, Unanimous Entertainment and Media House Capital.

The story follows a dark and deadly game of cat and mouse, prompted by the tragic death of a young girl. Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Joe Anderson, Jason Isaacs and Kelly Reilly also star. [Source: Deadline]